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2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder Hits Nurburgring in Production Trim

Until a few years ago, a car like the upcoming Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder would've simply been a special aimed at Porschephiles and car collectors. Nevertheless, now that naturally aspirated machines are an endangered species, we have even more reasons to applaud the mid-engined special.
2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder Nurburgring testing 8 photos
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With most of the Neunelfer lineup, along with the entire 718 Boxster and Cayman ranges, having switched to turbo motors, those who seek atmospheric thrills need to turn to the 911 GT3 and GT3 RS (the upcoming 911 Speedster and potential 911 GT3 Cabriolet are also on the list, but we're talking about uber-limited models).

However, the arrival of the 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder and 2019 Porsche Cayman GT4 will broaden the options.

While Porsche has confirmed that the two will maintain the naturally-aspirated flat-six tradition, the carmaker hasn't offered extra details. Nevertheless, we're expecting the mid-engined delights to pack downtuned versions of the 4.0-liter boxer motor animating the said Neunelfers, with these delivering around 400 hp.

As it has been the case with their predecessors, Porsche will probably steer clear of offering a PDK gearbox, with these machines expected to come in manual trim only (this is the carmaker's way of preventing 911 cannibalization).

We are now just months away from the debut of this pair, with both models having been spied on multiple occasions. The prototypes are currently testing in production trim.

This is also true for the 718 Boxster Spyder prototype we're here to show you, which has recently been spotted doing its thing on the Nurburgring.

The work of art which is the manually foldable cloth top of the upcoming model is easy to behold here. Then there's the sculpted rear deck of the mid-engined model, which can instantly be labeled as a sight for sore eyes.

Speaking of which, we can't wait to meet the production version of the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster, so we can talk about the similarities between its top section and that of the 718 Boxster Spyder.

 
 
 
 
 

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